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Swimming with dolphins + Jeep tour to Lagoa do Fogo - full day

Description

Meet us in our shop at Ponta Delgada harbor to check-in for the activity and get ready to live one incredible experience you will never forget! Swimming with wild dolphins in their natural habitat - in that case, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean - is something unique. In order to respect the animals, we provide this activity in small groups of around 8 people.

After checking in, our marine biologists will do a briefing about all you need to know to swim with dolphins in the Azores. They will explain how to get into the water, how to interact with the dolphins and how to use the snorkel and mask so you can fully enjoy this trip.

Not only you will feel a special connection with the dolphins, but you will also learn so much about these animals who are considered to be one of the most intelligent species on Earth.

After swimming with dolphins, we will have lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch, we will be ready to go on our jeep adventure about 23km away from Ponta Delgada. We will drive up Fogo mountain on hilly roads offering wonderful views at every turn. Indeed, you will be able to see both South and North coast of the island, with a beautiful panorama over Ponta Delgada and Ribeira Grande at the same time.

The amazing natural reserve of Lagoa do Fogo is one of the most beautiful places around São Miguel island, it is perfect to enjoy nature at its best.

We will then drive you to Caldeira Velha, a true spa at open air surrounded by lush forest. This place is so surreal that it looks straight out of a movie. The warm iron-rich waterfall where you can go for a dip to experience its warm waters is ideal to relax and enjoy your trip to the Azores.

Prices for this activity: 95€ per adult, 54,25€ per child (8-12 years old).

This activity is available for children from 8 years old for safety reasons.

Check-in time: 8:30 am in our shop at Ponta Delgada harbor.

Duration
Duration
7h30
Difficulty
Difficulty
Easy

Location

Ponta Delgada – Fogo Lake – Caldeira Velha – Ponta Delgada


Recommendations

This tour is not recommended for people with lower back problems neither to pregnant women. Please let us know if you have any of these conditions.

People wishing to undertake this activity should be confident swimming in open water in the middle of the ocean.

Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.

Meals

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I touch the dolphins?
A:No. Our responsible swim with dolphin guidelines forbid touching these inquisitive but wild animals.

Q: Can I hear the dolphins?
A:Yes. It is very common to hear their whistles underwater.

Q: How many dolphins can I see?
A:Sometimes less than a dozen, other times up to 50 or more.

Q:Can I swim with the whales?
A:No, swimming with whales is forbidden in the Azores. However, there are several species of dolphins that you are able to swim with.

Q:I am allergic to some food, will the included lunch be adapted for me?
A:We will always try to adapt to your diet (vegetarian, vegan, allergies, …). If you have any restriction, please tell us when booking the tour.

Q:Can I go for a dip in the waterfall at Caldeira Velha?
A:Yes. The water is warm year round.

Q:What is the depth of the water beneath of the waterfall at Caldeira Velha?
A:Not more than 80cm (31.5 inches).

Q: What if we don’t see any dolphin?
A: In case there is absolutely no sight of dolphins, Futurismo will offer a second trip free of charge.



95

Price per adult

54.25

Price per child

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This program includes
  • – Pre-tour briefing
  • – Mask and snorkel
  • – Shorty wetsuit
  • – Life jacket
  • – Raincoat and pants
  • – Marine biologist or nature guide aboard
  • – Refreshment after the boat trip
  • – Lunch in a local restaurant
  • – Nature guide
  • – Visit to Caldeira Velha - an iron-rich warm waterfall
  • – Drop off at the tourism office or your hotel
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